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We provide objective, multidisciplinary scientific research and service that allow citizens and decision-makers to make choices that ensure sustainable economic development, enduring environmental quality, and cultural resource preservation for the people, businesses, and governments of Illinois. Our ability to apply science to societal challenges is an example for the nation and the world.

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  • Survey Supports Culling Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease

  • Investigating the Mahomet Aquifer as a Viable Natural Resource

  • Campaign Increases Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Behavior in Recreational Water Users

  • Research Amplifies Biofuel Production from Wastes, Sunlight

  • Geologic Investigations in Central Illinois Spark Oil Production

  • Protections Provided for Groundwater in a Rare Nature Preserve Adjacent to a Mining Operation

  • PRI Helps Shorewood Decide to Switch Water Sources

  • Assistance for Rural Homeowners is Well Received

  • Illinois Bans 27 Invasive Water Garden and Aquarium Plants